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ICT and Continuum of Care Service - Health Worker Visits up 11 Percentage Points

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Strategy researched

The Information Communication Technology-Continuum of Care Service (ICT-CCS) tool designed for use by community-based frontline workers to increase the coverage, quality, and coordination of services

Impact achieved

11 percentage point increase in last-trimester frontline worker visits attributable to the intervention.

Country of study

India

Research methodology

Cluster RCT

Journal

Journal of Global Health; 2019

Journal paper title and link

Use of mobile technology by frontline health workers to promote reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition: a cluster randomized controlled Trial in Bihar, India

Excerpt from Abstract

"The intervention resulted in an 11 percentage point increase in FLW [frontline worker] antenatal home visits during the third trimester (P = 0.04). In the post-implementation period, postnatal home visits during the first week were increased in the intervention (72%) vs the control (60%) group (P < 0.01). The intervention also resulted in 13, 12, and 21 percentage point increases in skin-to-skin care (P < 0.01), breastfeeding immediately after delivery (P < 0.01), and age-appropriate complementary feeding (P < 0.01)."

 

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